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Overview of verb absorb

The verb absorb has 9 senses

  • absorb -- (become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb")

  • absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in -- (take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe")

  • absorb, take over -- (take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something")

  • absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up -- (take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words")

  • absorb -- (cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax")

  • absorb, take in -- (suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter")

  • steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up -- (devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies")

  • absorb -- (assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society")

  • absorb, engross, engage, occupy -- (consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")

Overview of adj absorbed

The adj absorbed has 2 senses

  • captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")

  • absorbed -- (retained without reflection; "the absorbed light intensity")